Month: July 2013

  • Let us change NCLB to OCAT today!

    Bird Droppings July 19, 2013 Let us change NCLB to OCAT today! I woke up like most other days and as you get older each day is a prize and for some reason sat at my computer pondering much longer than normal. I was looking at some comments and reviewing a post I had made…

  • Is doing what you love really work?

    Bird Droppings July 18, 2013 Is doing what you love really work? “To love what you do and feel that it matters, how could anything be more fun?” Katharine Graham After thirty plus days of rain yesterday a sunrise and no clouds or fog cover. That made for a great start to my day. I…

  • How do we know on a cloudy day if the moon is setting or the sun is rising?

    Bird Droppings July 16, 2013 How do we know on a cloudy day if the moon is setting or the sun is rising? I left the house relatively early to get gas for my wives car and since staying at home today to work on graduate school papers a bottle of grapefruit cranberry juice. My…

  • Is not every day a good day?

    Bird Droppings July 15, 2013 Is not every day a good day? Recently I had the great privilege of spending some time with three friends. People I have known for many years. Just a few weekends back I drove nearly 800 miles on various assundery excursions. There were several trips to the North Georgia Mountains…

  • High Stakes Testing and or inspection does it work?

    Bird Droppings July 14, 2013 High Stakes Testing and or inspection does it work? About five years back we spent several months getting ready for a peer review, actually it is called a GAPPS Review. About the same time you throw in the Georgia High School Graduation retests and PSAT, and End of Course tests…

  • Can I teach myself or am I even allowed?

    Bird Droppings July 13, 2013 Can I teach myself or am I even allowed? “There is then, nothing final about a logical rendering of experience. Its value is not contained in itself; its significance is that of standpoint, outlook, and method. It intervenes between the more casual, tentative, and roundabout experiences of the past, and…

  • Do children deserve more?

    Bird Droppings July 12, 2013 Do children deserve more? I drove up to North Georgia numerous times the past few weeks, my daughter in law gave birth to a great big grandson and a three hour session of oral surgery all helped throw my routine out the window the past week. So adding to this…

  • I wonder if you can get moon burn?

    Bird Droppings July 9, 2013 I wonder if you can get moon burn? It was a crazy evening at the Bird Nest as we gathered to bring a new grand baby into the fold. My daughter’s in-laws family had come up from Middle Georgia. I was late getting in from class in Demorest driving back…

  • Can we be about healing?

    Bird Droppings July 8, 2013 Can we be about healing? “People cannot know how sacred power, or medicine truly works, bit almost every Native American knows something of its ways. Often seen as a mysterious force that is fluid, transmissible and important malleable, sacred power can be manipulated by those who possess it – either…

  • Some might think that curriculum is sacred

    Bird Droppings July 6, 2013 Some might think that curriculum is sacred I took a couple of days hiatus last week due to getting back to graduate school and trying to dodge raindrops doing yard work I am getting back I needed to shift gears and get back into my academic mindset and on to…